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Flatbush Avenue Street Fair Draws Thousands

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Flatbush Avenue street fair Cynthia King dancers
The Flatbush Avenue BID‘s annual street fair was a resounding success Sunday, with thousands of people from throughout the city flocking to the area for hours of live music, dancing, carnival games, food, and more on a perfect summer day.

The one-mile stretch of Flatbush, from Parkside Avenue to Cortelyou Road filled with people of all ages for one of the city’s most popular summer extravaganzas, including the 14-piece Haitian rara band RaRam de NY and stilt walker extraordinaire Bibi Farber. The crowds also went wild for performances by dancers from Cynthia King Dance Studio, and neighbors were thrilled to do everything from get their faces painted to try food from some of the amazing shops that line the avenue.

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Flatbush Avenue street fair Haitian band

Flatbush Avenue street fair Lauren Elvers Collins
Flatbush Avenue BID Executive Director Lauren Elvers Collins and her son, Griffin Collins, having fun at the fair.

Flatbush Avenue street fair Cynthia King dancers
Dancers from the Cynthia King Dance Studio prompted the crowd to burst into cheers.

Flatbush Avenue street fair 70th precinct auxiliary
Members of the 70th Precinct Auxiliary also attended the festivities.

Flatbush Avenue street fair 70th Precinct
As did officers from the 70th Precinct!

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Flatbush Avenue street fair OSHAG
The Organization for Social Health and Advancement in Guyana and the Caribbean spoke to neighbors about their annual trips to countries around the world – including, for example, Haiti – to help populations with various health problems. The same individuals also gave out information about the Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network.

Flatbush Avenue street fair Heavenly Angels
Heavenly Angels volunteers and their furry friends.

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Flatbush Avenue street fair BID

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Flatbush Avenue street fair face painter

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Flatbush Avenue street fair Lau's Flowers
Lau’s Flowers workers explained to fair goers the art of making artificial flowers, including techniques they learned in China.

Did you take any photos at the street fair? Email us at editor@ditmasparkcorner.com and we’ll post them to the blog!

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  1. It was a nice fair, my kids unfortunately weren’t able to get their faces painted. We found the booth at 3pm just to be told that they weren’t taking anymore people. My kids were so disappointed.

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